Another cake for the worker that only visits the office every couple of months. Unfortunately, only a couple pieces made it to the office 😦 You’ll see why in a minute. It was still a good cake. I only topped it with powdered sugar this time.
Using a trick I learned a while ago, I ground up the almonds.
Yep – that is a mason jar on an Oster blender. I don’t know if it works for other blenders, but it works swimmingly with Bell jars and Oster. I have used this to make smoothies for one, too. Use a normal – not wide mouthed – jar, insert ingredients, screw on and use like a normal blender. DO NOT USE HOT INGREDIENTS! These have a risk of the jar exploding because there is no where for the steam to go. I have never tried it, but have read enough warnings to know better.
All ready to bake
This is what happens when you don’t take the time to put a cooling rack on top of the cake, flip it slowly, then remove the pan from the cake:
Broken cake. I don’t know about you, but I don’t present desserts that aren’t pristine. I decided to try and salvage some and took 6 pieces in for my team. Only 2 were eaten, so I put the rest in the break room. Only 1 piece remained. I ate it for once. And the rest was eaten by a friend 🙂 I can safely say my team is no longer interested in me bringing them dessert. No problem – I will just always leave it in the break room 😉 At least the rest of the company enjoys it.